FAQsWhat kind of talent do you work with?
We work with models and actors of all varieties, male and female, all ethnicities, from ages 5 on up. (We do not work with children under the age of 5).
Are you an acting or modeling school?
No. We do not offer or require classes of any kind, we do not charge for courses and we have no tuition.
Do you charge a fee to represent me?
We do not charge either annual fee or a sign-up fee to work with us. We receive our compensation only if you find work. Our interests are the same as yours; we get paid only when you do.
Can I use my own pictures?
Yes, but…. We insist that you have current, professional photos. As part of signing with HWA you will receive a list of preferred photographers who are expert at helping you look your best and presenting you to our customers. Using a preferred photographer assures that your images are top quality and consistent with what the market is looking for. If you want to use a different photographer, we simply require that we approve him or her prior to arranging your shoot.
If signed, how do I keep you updated with my work?
Our website gives you a key role in presenting your online profile and keeping your information up-to-date. Your personal gallery on our website features images of you, but can also include a resume of your work, samplings of your on-camera work or demos (if applicable), etc. We expect you to provide us with new materials that we review for inclusion on your individual gallery page. You need to keep us up-to-date with your address, phone, email, account information, etc., so that we can work with you as efficiently as possible.
How do I sign up to be represented by you?
The submission page (“Be Discovered”) on our website is the main source for us to find new talent. Our staff is also scouting for talent and sometimes invites individuals with potential to submit photos and apply.
What kinds of actors and models are you looking for?
We are looking for all kinds of people to work in print ads, videos, movies, commercials, etc. In very general terms, we are looking for:
- Men, women, teens and pre-adolescents who are photogenic
- Actors who are comfortable working in a variety of situations in a fast-paced environment
- A professional attitude with talent who “get” that they are employed to provide a service to a customer with a specific need to get a job done.
- Female models 5’7" - 6'0"
- Male models 5'10" - 6'4"
- Children ages 5-12 who fit standard size clothing
How do you select talent for bookings?
Our customers are producers and advertisers who rely on us to provide skilled talent. They often come to us having already selected talent via our website, and we also review our talent portfolio to suggest other actors or models. This means you are auditioning all the time whether you know it or not. Based on the initial selection process, we generally invite a group of our actors or models to a brief audition for a job, which is then submitted to our client for their final selection.